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Latest stories: DRC

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya./ Radio Okapi via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Late Congolese Cardinal was "a man of justice, peace, and unity": Pope Francis

Pope Francis paid tribute on Tuesday to the late Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, describing him as “a man of justice, peace, and unity.”

Africa DRC Fundraising Training Olame Centre/ Credit: CAFOD

Catholic Development Agency Reaches Out to Victims of Sexual Violence in DR Congo

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has outlined the entity’s efforts to reach out to victims of sexual assault in the Archdiocese of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to help them overcome past traumatic experiences.

Laurent Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya/ Credit: Courtesy photo

Appeal for Prayers, Speedy Recovery of Congolese Cardinal Currently in “critical state”

Prayers are being sought in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the speedy recovery of the Archbishop emeritus of Kinshasa Archdiocese who is said to be in “a critical state.”

The national Congolese Bishops’ Conference calculates that there have been over 6,000 people killed in Beni since 2013. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

“Mosques are springing up everywhere,” Congolese Bishop Says amid Fear of Islamization

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been engulfed in a cloud of fear owing to the increasing attacks that target Christians in what a Catholic Bishop in the Central African country has described as a path towards Islamization, also seen in the mushrooming of mosques.

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How UK-based Catholic Aid Agency is Supporting Fight against COVID-19 in Africa

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has, in a report, outlined its efforts in supporting the fight against COVID-19 in African countries.

Bishop David Kamau lays hands on one of the Deacons during the ordination Mass at St Joseph and Mary Shauri Moyo parish of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Sunday, October 25. / St. Joseph's Missionary Society/Capuchin Tv

Do Not Introduce Your Own “fashion” to the Church: Kenyan Prelate at Ordination

The multi-national candidates for Priestly and Diaconate Ordination at a Parish of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi over the weekend were cautioned against introducing their own ways of life in the Church as they prepare to begin carrying out their ministry as ordained men of God.

The headquarters of the  International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands. / website International Criminal Court (ICC).

Report Outlines Purpose of Project Set for Violence Survivors in Central African Republic

Details of what a project established to restore the dignity of those who have survived acts of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) seeks to achieve have been outlined in a report published Monday, October 12.

Engaging Only Catholic Teachers in DR Congo’s Catholic Schools Fosters Identity: Cardinal

The Archbishop of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Kinshasa Archdiocese has defended his decision to engage teachers who practice Catholicism in Catholic-sponsored Primary Schools within his jurisdiction, saying the move fosters Catholic identity.

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa. Credit: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations CC BY NC ND 2.0.

New Ebola Outbreak in DRC Prompts Catholic Aid

Caritas Spain has announced that it will donate more than 23,000 euros – about $26,000 – to Caritas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to fight a new outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Logo International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE).

African Bishops Join Worldwide Call to End Abuse by Multinational Corporations

Catholic Bishops from across Africa joined more than 110 Prelates from different parts of the world to appeal for an end to corporate abuse by multinational companies, which they say, has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of Yei Diocese, South Sudan

It is Hunger that will Kill People before COVID-19, Bishops in South Sudan, Sudan Warn

South Sudanese are worried about dying of hunger more than COVID-19 infections, a Bishop in the countries has told ACI Africa, expressing concerns over lockdown directives issued by the government.

Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa after the closing Mass of their Ordinary Assembly in Idiofa, Kwilu Province on February 22, 2020. / CENCO

Bishops in DRC’s Kinshasa Province Alarmed by “dilapidating state of roads, death traps”

The state of roads within the Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was a subject of discussion at the recent Ordinary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in the country’s region.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bishops in DR Congo Decry Renewed Conflict, Killings, want “cycle of violence” Prevented

Following incidences of renewed violence in the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in the killing of civilians, Bishops in the central African nation have expressed concern that, if not addressed urgently, their country could plunge “into a cycle of violence” that risks worsening the already deplorable living conditions of the Congolese.

A man receives an Ebola vaccine in Goma, DCR on July 15, 2019. Credit: Pamela Tulizo / AFP / Getty Images.

Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency, WHO declares

The nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached the level of an international health emergency, the World Health Organization declared yesterday.

Delivery of medical kits for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: MONUSCO Photos via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Caritas acts to limit Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Caritas Spain has mobilized 6,200 volunteers to fight the Ebola epidemic in the affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To prevent its spread they have established 22 monitoring points on the border with Uganda and South Sudan.

Mining in Kailo, DRC / Julien Harneis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

How one priest is helping children who’ve escaped slavery in the DRC mines

Fr. Willy Milayi is a Missionary of the Immaculate Conception who lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He works rescuing children who fled the coltan mines and offering them a place to live and learn a trade.